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Maize common rust (225) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Common rust (Puccinia sorghi); American rust (Puccinia polysora) (see Fact Sheet no. 042).

Scientific Name

Puccinia sorghi (also known as Puccinia maydis). Another rust affects maize in the region, southern rust, Puccinia polysora (see Fact Sheet no. 42).

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2015) Puccinia sorghi (common rust of maize), and CABI (2013) Puccinia polysora (American corn rust) Crop Protection Compendium. ( Photos 1&2 Kohler F, Pellegrin F, Jackson G, McKenzie E (1997) Diseases of cultivated crops in Pacific Island countries. South Pacific Commission. Pirie Printers Pty Limited, Canberra, Australia.

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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